Well, had a nice little one tonight, after a hellacious ride back from work. I’ve seen worse, though, and it doesn’t seem to bother me as much as it used to. Strange. ‘Course, I’m aware that one of my strengths is also one of my main weaknesses; apparently I have a pretty high pain threshold. And I seem to adapt to intense input relatively rapidly.
In any case, after re-hydrating and resting a bit, I had a little 20 minute or so kettlebell affair. I simply did a basic, but modified De Vany hierachical protocol, wherein I started with the light 24 kg kettlebell and did simple jerks or push-presses for 15-20 each side, then with no rest went to the bigger bell (32 kg) to do a set of eight each side, then went into some swings with the big bell (after a touch of a breather).
I recovered a bit, did some stretched out push-ups (I’ll see if I can find the name of those) for abs, then back to the light kbell for several reps then up to the big bell. I think I just did a simple 10 and 10 for the rep count on each of those. With a few sets of heavy swings in between filled out a good 20 plus minutes.
I got that almost-nauseous-feeling that you sometimes get with HIIT, but it didn’t go into full blown nausea or anything. I was a bit shaky, and cooled down for a few and stretched my shoulders afterward, then did some stuff about moving the truck to make a space for the bike in the parking area and such.
All in all, it felt good. Not only the workout itself, but the knowledge that I did it. Most satisfying.
I was further motivated by couple of Rob’s entries about lifting the 60 kg (132 lbs) kettlebell. I’ve never had too much trouble lifting my largest bell (the 32 kg, or 70 lbs), but I liked the relaxed style that the lifters had with the 60, and by watching them, I was able to fine tune my lift a little more. Thanks, Rob!